Welcome to Class 1R

Key Stage 1 Leader

Key Stage 1 Leader

Miss Regan

Hello, I’m Miss Regan, I am Key Stage 1 Leader and Acting Assistant Head. I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next academic year.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Miss Guy

Hi, my name is Miss. Guy. I am an ETA in Year 1 and I am a lunchtime supervisor. I enjoy and particularly setting up outdoor games for all to play at lunchtime!

Class 1R curriculum

Autumn term

Our topic question this term is

‘Why Can’t A Meerkat Live In The North Pole?’

We will be focusing on different animals and their habitats.  This will be a lovely theme for us to explore using talk for writing and from this we will be able to create our very own letters and postcards.


  • Be able to recognise the story of; Creation, Noah and the Ark, The Annunciation, The Visitation and The Birth of Jesus.
  • Begin to retell the religious Bible stories through art work, drama and writing.
  • Recognise that the rainbow is a religious symbol.
  • Recognise some signs and symbols of Advent and Christmas and use some religious words.
  • Recognise some ways in which we can look after God’s World.
  • Recognise some ways in which we and Christians prepare for Christmas.
  • Be able to talk about feelings of God’s World and experiences of being loved.
  • Be able to talk about Christmas and how it makes us feel.


  • Include full stops, capital letters and finger spaces within our writing.
  • Use phonics to help with spellings.
  • Read stories about different animals and countries.
  • Writing postcards.
  • Writing letters.
  • To be able to ask and punctuate questions accurately.
  • Begin to use cursive writing.
  • Use drama to explore stories in greater depth.



  • Discuss what makes a good friend.
  • How to play nicely with others.
  • How to act when people need help.
  • Be aware of people that can help us.
  • Try out best to be kind and caring to others.


  • Locate North and South Pole on a map.
  • Locate Kalahari desert on a map.
  • Identifying where people go on holiday—warm places.
  • Developing basic geographical language to refer to key physical and human features.
  • Keep a weather chart—looking at rainfall and temperature.


Design and Technology

  • Be able to evaluate our/peers work stating what we like and dislike.
  • Use a variety of equipment.
  • Use a range of materials.
  • Design a Meerkat home.




  • Count, read, write, identify, represent, double and half and use comparative language of numbers within 10.
  • Addition and subtraction within 10. Combination and partitioning. Represent and use number bonds; read, write, interpret, represent and solve.
  • Shapes and patterns— Recognise common 2-D and 3-D shapes; describe position, direction and movement.


  • Numbers within 20—Count, read, write, identify, represent, double and half and use comparative language.
  • Addition and subtraction within 20—Represent and use number bonds; read, write, interpret and solve one-step problems.


  • Identify animals including humans.
  • Identify and name carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
  • Describe and compare the structure of a variety of animals.
  • Identify, name, draw and label parts of the human body and name the senses.


Physical education

  • Be able to follow instructions.
  • Be aware of health and safety.
  • Understand why we need to warm up and cool down.
  • Safely use a variety of apparatus.
  • Dance– looking at how Meerkats move.



  • Use sound recording equipment.
  • Develop our skills in saving and storing sounds.
  • Develop collaboration skills as we work as a group.
  • Understand how a talking book differs from a paper-based book.
  • Talk about our use of ICT.
  • Share our recordings with an audience.
  • Recognise common uses of information the technology beyond school.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully.


  • Use a range of drawing techniques to complete observational drawings of animals and landscapes.
  • Use our pencil/drawing techniques to copy/design postcards.
  • Mix paints to make hot/cold colours.



  • Be able to play musical instruments to different parts of animals.


This will continue to be handed out on a Friday and will be collected back in the following Wednesday.

Children will have independent reading books which will be brought home once a week and MUST be returned to school on their reading day.  Reading records will be given to the children for parents to fill out as and when their child reads during the week at home.

Spellings will not be sent home as a list to learn, as a spelling test. It will be an additional piece of English homework, linking to phonic sounds.

School Trips

To support Year 1 with their topic ‘Why do we love to be beside the seaside?’, we will be arranging for the children to visit Tropical World (details to follow).  Please see Year 1 teachers or Mrs. Watt regarding any problems/payments

Year 1 Assemblies

Our class assembly will take place on Friday, 19th October at 14:30

Our Class Blog

What happens in our class? have a look at all the blog post direct from the classroom. 

Year One Filey Trip

Year 1 went to Filey, it was a long bus ride but worth the wait. When we got to Filey we sat in the gardens and had our dinner which was very scrumy. Once we had eaten it was time to go and play on the beach, we could not wait. We built sand castles, dug some holes...

123 Sports Day

On Tuesday 8th May, 2 children from each class in Year 1, 2 and 3 were chosen to take part in a sports afternoon at Batley Sports Centre. The children had the opportunity to complete activities to build skills for sports such as; tennis, curling, volleyball. They then...


RE In RE we have been discussing the Annunciation; when the angel came to visit Mary. Today we painted pictures of this to help us re-tell the story. 1G Annunciation from StPaulinus...

Skipton Caslte

Year 1 trip On Monday 13th November year 1 went on a trip to Skipton Castle. The children had the opportunity to explore the castle and listen to amazing facts and stories from their tour guides. We went inside a medieval kitchen and banquet hall, we went to the top...

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